13. Saeima Speaker's Headlines

 Speaker Mūrniece at the meeting of parliament speakers of NB8 countries in Tallinn: we are partners who have to work together
"We, the Baltic and Nordic countries, are partners sharing the same mindset who need to work closely together. In this way, we will be able to achieve much more in strengthening the security and well-being of our region," said Speaker Mūrniece on Tuesday, 3 September, addressing the parliament speakers from the Baltic and Nordic countries (NB8) at the annual conference in Tallinn.
 Ināra Mūrniece: love of freedom has never faded in the Baltic people’s hearts
“Only the love that the Baltic people felt towards their land, their people, their language and culture could have produced the resolve, unity and moral certainty embodied by the Baltic Way 30 years ago. It was also about love of freedom, which has never faded in our hearts and remains as strong as ever,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her address before the concert in honour of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way on 23 August in culture palace Ziemeļblāzma.
Speaker Mūrniece in Tokyo: domestic violence is a social problem that needs to be addressed
Domestic violence is a problem that erodes our society like a cancer. It is not just a family matter, it is an issue for the whole of society, and countries must do everything possible to achieve zero tolerance towards gender-based violence, emphasised Speaker Ināra Mūrniece, while addressing the participants of the Women Political Leaders Global Summit in Tokyo on Wednesday, June 26.
Speaker Mūrniece in Tokyo: we are interested in closer cooperation with Japan
We greatly value our relationship with Japan, including the active ties between our parliaments, which we want to develop further. As confirmed by high-level visits, cooperation between Latvia and Japan is expanding, emphasised Speaker Mūrniece during a meeting in the Parliament of Japan with Tadamori Oshima, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chuichi Date, President of the House of Councillors.
Speaker Mūrniece on 4 May: key events in our history were not happy coincidences, our actions were thought out
"Sometimes we view these key events in the history of our nation and state as an incredibly good luck or as happy coincidences. However, with the benefit of hindsight, it becomes clear that our actions were thought out and we moved in the desired direction in a pragmatic way," said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Saturday, 4 May, at the Saeima ceremonial sitting in honour of the 29th anniversary of the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Latvia.
Speaker Mūrniece: it is crucial that international community shows strong support for the sovereignty of Ukraine and respect for human rights in Crimea
"The international community must give strong and ongoing support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and its Euro-Atlantic integration. We are deeply concerned about the fate of the Crimean Tatars," said Ināra Mūrniece on Wednesday, 24 April, during a meeting with Refat Chubarov, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, and Olexandr Mischenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Latvia.
Speaker Mūrniece: EU must start accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania
“This June European Union (EU) should start accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania”, underlined Speaker Mūrniece at the annual Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments that took place 8-9 April in Vienna, recognising the commitment of both countries to reforms and the progress they have achieved so far.
Ināra Mūrniece at Ādaži military base: strengthening our nation is our common task
“We established our own independent state, we fought for it and we have restored it. Now, strengthening our nation is a collective task, both for the National Armed Forces and society as a whole. Our nation will endure as long as we are prepared to defend it”, said Speaker Mūrniece on Thursday, 28 March, marking the 15th anniversary since Latvia became a NATO member, on a visit to National Armed Forces military base in Ādaži where she was accompanied by Members of Parliament.
Ināra Mūrniece to Speaker of the Swedish Parliament: Baltic and Nordic cooperation is instrumental in overcoming shared challenges
To face current challenges, a close and active cooperation is needed between the countries of the Baltic and Nordic regions, emphasised Speaker Mūrniece at a meeting with Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Riksdag, Åsa Lindestam, First Deputy Speaker, and Members of Parliament from the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and European Union Affairs, during her official visit to the Parliament of Sweden.
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